Flamin’ hell! Outback ‘dentist’ pulls teeth old-fashioned way
Footage captured somewhere in the ‘back of beyond’ shows that all one really needs to extract a couple of rotten teeth is a set of sturdy steel pliers and a square of cardboard.
No fancy anesthesia or sterilized forceps here, mate. “Hey, we’re tough in the Bush.”
During the wince-inducing procedure, the unofficial dentist’s bloodied patient claims to have inspired the 1982 Kirk Douglas bush spectacular ‘The Man from Snowy River’.
“I’d like to tell you all I am the man from Snowy River, mate. I was born on the Snowy River - I am him. Don’t believe the movie, he comes from somewhere else.”
While we know the film is actually based on a poem by the creator of ‘Waltzing Matilda’, AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson, who can argue with a man who gets his yellowing fangs popped from his head with work tools?